“I learned that people’s opinions of me didn’t matter and that wasn’t a reflection of who I was.” @iwearyourshirt

“You don’t get what you don’t ask for.” @iwearyourshirt

“Define your own metrics of success.” @iwearyourshirt

 

On the show with me today is Jason Zook. You may know him better as Jason Sadler, Jason Headsetsdotcom and Jason SurfrApp.

Jason is the founder of iwearyourshirt.com and honestly, one of the most creative people that I’ve met when it comes to making money outside the typical 9-5. In fact, having to work the 9-5 is one of Jason’s greatest fears, I’ve learned.

What I love most about Jason is that he decided early on his life that instead of trying to fit in, he would embrace and unleash the fact that he thinks differently. And the truth is, most people struggle so hard to fit in and in doing so, repress themselves to live under someone else’s definition of normal.

He’s a big fan of Skittles, a car junkie and has a platonic crush on Elon Musk, which, for those of you who have been listening for a while, you know I do too.

Jason Zook

 

On this Coffee Chat:

  • Embracing your inner weirdo
  • “Identify the things that you don’t want to be doing and remove them.”
  • BuyMyFuture.com
  • Boost creativity by disconnecting from social media
  • Give yourself space
  • Write every day – even when what you’re writing doesn’t make sense
  • Control, freedom and flexibility
  • Not being attached to money
  • Having conversations with like-minded folks and not having conversations with people who are self-limiting
  • Making money in an unconventional way
  • Crushing on Elon Musk

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 “When you want to be extraordinary, that’s within the confines of being normal.” @bhaesa

“I’ve always believed that no matter what situation you find yourself in, until you learn something from it, you can’t escape it.” @bhaesa

Let’s go over the pond to England, where Bhavani Esapathi helps people find their purpose through adversities that come in their life.

She founded what’s called Chronically Driven, which is a digital social innovation hub that empowers those with chronically debilitating illnesses, helping them connect and share their story with the world.

Bhavani

On this Coffee Chat:

  • Learning from a mentor: respecting other people’s beliefs and opinions.
  • Success isn’t dictated by your educational background
  • Successful entrepreneurs desire to learn more
  • How Chronically Driven brings invisible disabilities to the forefront of mainstream media
  • Positively affecting others’ lives through your work
  • ADVICE: Be persistent in the good work that you’re doing, even if you don’t ‘see’ anything happening.
  • Finding work that suits you and your lifestyle
  • Managing your energy – what you spend time on
  • Pro tip: Make a list of tasks that only take 5 minutes to complete

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 “You got to do what you love.” @JeffreySlayter

“You only have so much life, so whatever you can do to create your own thing, get out and do it.” @JeffreySlayter

“That’s what it’s like as an entrepreneur – you have no idea if it’s going to work out and just put yourself out there and trust.” @JeffreySlayter

 

Let’s fly all the way over to Australia where Jeffrey Slayter now calls home. Jeffrey’s got a really unique background. Born in Hawaii into a family of entrepreneurs, Jeffrey eats, breathes and sleeps entrepreneurship, especially when he’s not surfing.

There’s so much I can say about this guy, but in short, he started up a bunch of businesses that have not only done a whole lot of good in the world – kudos to that – but also made quite a bit of money as well – double kudos to that.

His purpose-driven mission has brought him on the stage with Sir Richard Branson, Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins – I mean, there’s so much that we could talk about today on the show.

Let’s have fun and dive into what’s got Jeffrey fired up lately.

It’s time to get real and vulnerable with Jeffrey Slayter – unplugged.

To learn about Jeffrey’s latest project, head over to http://www.thegrandinitiative.com/

Jeffrey Slayter

On this Coffee Chat:

  • “No matter what, persistence, in the end, will win.”
  • Creating something out of nothing
  • Ideas are a dime a dozen, but execution is everything.
  • Anyone can become an entrepreneur
  • Finding what you’re here to do, not what the world is telling you to do
  • Having a daily routine – eating healthy food, listening to podcasts
  • Jeffrey’s Ayahuasca experience
  • What Ayahuasca can do for your business (and your personal life)
  • The future of conscious enterprise
  • “I’ve learned how little I actually know, and I’m okay with it.”

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 “The most important thing that I learned is that luck plays a huge factor in everything.” @rogerwu99

“Being humble is probably the most important characteristic – whether you’re an employee, whether you’re an entrepreneur, whether you’re a rockstar – whoever you are.” @rogerwu99

 

Let’s meander between New York and California where Roger Wu divides his time. Roger is an entrepreneur and the founder of Cooperatize – an advertising platform that guarantees placements and at the same time will save publishing.

Roger’s special talent? Using story to captivate and make lasting impressions.

You may also recognize Roger as the bodyguard for the Prime Minister of Micronesia in the movie Zoolander.

Roger Wu

On this Coffee Chat:

  • A shoutout to Roger’s father, who was also an entrepreneur
  • Preparation is everything
  • How he ended up in Zoolander
  • Making viral YouTube videos
  • Roger’s vlogging tip: Do something different
  • “Nothing really can truly go viral from one guy sitting in a room, unless he has help doing it.”
  • What form of advertising best suits your product
  • Content marketing
  • When to use storytelling in ads
  • What Roger is learning right now

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 “There’s no way to succeed without failure. Failure is the only teacher of business” @meronbareket

“If we push ourselves to the limit of what we can do, our limits will expand, we will become better and we’ll see results.” @meronbareket

 

Let’s fly over to Israel – that’s right, Israel – where Meron Bareket helps inspire innovation like none other.

For those who don’t know Meron, he is the founder of Podcast Incubator – a social hub to help podcasters accelerate their show and connect with others in the world. He’s also the voice behind Inspiring Innovation, a business podcast that helps, well, inspire innovation.

Meron’s mission is simple: he helps others create freedom through entrepreneurship.

Get your podcast starter kit at http://podcastincubator.com/travelingcup

Meron Bereket

On this Coffee Chat:

  • A shoutout to Ralph Quintero of Happy Someone!
  • Mentors helping pave your way to success
  • Whose problem are you going to solve?
  • Standing out doesn’t have to be “different”
  • It’s not about you – it’s about your audience
  • Giving your audience knowledge and understanding will set you apart
  • “Do something instead of stopping because you’re afraid to start.”
  • Transitioning from working 9-5 to having a business
  • Podcasting and sponsorship
  • Paying attention to what you can help people with
  • Trusting your gut
  • How Podcast Incubator started out
  • ADVICE: Don’t be an entrepreneur if you’re not willing to fail!
  • Being surrounded by the right people

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 “There’s a difference between watching your life go by from the sidelines and just jumping right in and being a full participant in it.” @robertdomingo

 

Joining us in this episode of The Traveling Cup is Robert Domingo. Robert is the creator of Mid-Life Round-the-World – one man’s journey of preparing for, embarking on and returning from a mid-life round-the-world trip.

We are going to dive into his journey of how he came to go on traveling around the world, his passion for storytelling and balancing passion and practicality.

Traveling was something he’s always dreamed of but wasn’t able to do, being stuck in a job he just couldn’t quit. His blog tells his story of how he was able to do finally it and the stories and adventures he went through while traveling.

Robert Domingo

On this Coffee Chat:

  • Finding the courage to let go of things that hold you back
  • Taking risks and handling doubts
  • On traveling: “The worst case scenario when I come back is that I’ve gotten to see the world.”
  • How you can make the most out of your experience after traveling
  • Having a portable lifestyle business
  • Helping others fulfill their wanderlust
  • The balance between passion and practicality
  • How do you differentiate yourself from other entrepreneurs?
  • Getting over shyness and making connections

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 “The highest will and the highest purpose that any of us can assign ourselves to is finding our own happiness” @larendeeroos

The level of happiness and inner peace a person carries is not directly proportional to the size of their bank account. @dawndcoach

 

Join me in New York City where Larendee Roos and Dawn Doherty help executives maximize their leadership potential, all the way down to their spirit. They are the leaders of spirit-based business. That’s right – spirit-based business. Something I haven’t heard of very much before but after learning about it from Larendee, I love it.

We’ll be diving into what a spirit-based business is all about and finding happiness and peace in your own business.

Larandee Roos and Dawn Doherty

On this Coffee Chat:

  • A shoutout to Ken Woolley, a serial entrepreneur
  • The importance of mentorship in finding your purpose
  • The meaning of “relaxing into happiness”
  • What is a spirit-based business?
  • Transforming your life to transform your business
  • Finding your purpose and helping others discover theirs
  • How to deal with thought clusters or conditioned ways of thinking that are not serving you to move forward
  • How to attract people with similar goals
  • The secret to attaining sustainable wealth
  • The three questions you should be asking yourself
  • Finding what inspires and energizes you every day
  • Developing the trust muscle in business

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Send your tweets over to @MarkWGuay and tell us how you are relaxing into happiness!

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 “How far do you really want to go? How fast do you really want to go? Are you prepared for it?” @TylerBel

“You can fall and you can fail, but that’s part of life, and the best part is when you do, you learn so many lessons.” @TylerBel

“There aren’t limits if you don’t believe it to be so.” @TylerBel

Let’s fly over to Portland, Oregon where vagabond Tyler Bel calls home. Tyler Bel is incredible! Just one look at her impressive resumé and you’ll be amazed. I like to think of her as the Peter Pan of an entrepreneur, because she creates fantastical companies that help push people’s dreams to a whole new reality.

We’ll be diving into the story of how TINSEL started out, the importance of mentorship, Tyler’s take on success and many more.

Among other work, Tyler is the founder of TINSEL, which is a cool acronym, which means There Is No Sky Experience and Lifestyle. She acts as a facilitator to not only tell a brand’s story, but also act as a business development hub and intermediary to high-profile companies and influential change-makers.

tylerbel

On this Coffee Chat:

  • Mentorship
  • Tyler’s story on how TINSEL started out
  • The difference between people who find success and those who don’t
  • The importance of having the right strategy and mindset in business
  • Having a growth mindset vs a limited mindset
  • How to choose a mentor
  • Who do you surround yourself with?
  • Tyler’s tips on how to develop a growth mindset and breaking limits
  • The importance of conviction
  • How Tyler chose her passion for change
  • Identifying what you’re good at and making money through it
  • Practicing gratitude, mindfulness and silence

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 “At some point, you have to realize that you can’t really make things ideal and you can’t always rewrite and reedit and make it nicer.” @Ani_LifeProb

“When I’m writing, I’m not really thinking about whether the book will be selling or not, whether people will like it or not” @Ani_LifeProb

“If you have a dream or you want to do something with your life, just go ahead and DO IT and TRY IT. You may fail, but it will be worth it even if you do.” @Ani_LifeProb

Let’s fly over to Armenia where Ani Alexander joins us on the coffee chat today to share her story of finding greater purpose in her work – which, by the way, she is the first podcaster in Armenia. That is awesome.

She will be sharing her story, how she got started and her journey through podcasting and writing.

Ani is a storyteller, an Amazon best-selling author and of course, the first podcaster in Armenia.

Perhaps like Ani, you have a story inside of yourself that you want to share but haven’t had the chance to do it yet, or something is just holding you back.

For many, the idea of becoming an author is beautifully terrifying. Ani helps ease the journey to make this dream a reality.

Ani Alexander screencap

On this Coffee Chat:

  • How Ani left her corporate job, became an Amazon best-selling author and went into podcasting
  • Overcoming roadblocks
  • Learn how Ani launched her podcast in just three weeks
  • Write 2B Read, a podcast that aims to serve writers and entrepreneurs
  • How to make money off of fiction
  • ADVICE for authors: Find out how you can have a steady, loyal audience.
  • Authors – should you stick to just one genre?
  • Self-publishing vs traditional publishing
  • Practical writing tips
  • Great SEO and awful writing vs great writing with minimal to no SEO
  • How to handle criticism

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“First of all, what’s your vision for life? What do you really want out of it? What’s your perfect day look like?” @nataliesisson

“You have to absolutely, 100%, go after this vision – for what you want out of life – and DO IT.” @nataliesisson

Before there were all these awesome bloggers and podcasters out there, there was a woman who helped start it all. One day, she packed her suitcase with the aim to work from home and build her business around her life instead of how mainstream work forces people to build their lives around work – so she started up the lifestyle business.

Natalie Sisson joins us on the coffee chat today to talk about freedom, how she started her business and her newest venture, The Right2Freedom.

Today we’re going to talk about her story of finding purpose and then of course what’s been going on lately with her vagabonding and the outback in Oceania.

If you want to live a life of freedom, check out http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com/ Visit http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com/freedom/ and grab your Freedom Starter Kit for FREE.

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On this Coffee Chat:

  • Natalie’s story about how she found her life’s purpose
  • The story behind “The Suitcase Entrepreneur”
  • Natalie’s newest venture – the Right2Freedom.
  • The Freedom Plan – a 10-week program that takes people through three key stages for living a free life.
  • Building a profitable business out of the lifestyle that you want.
  • The importance of planning and focus
  • Natalie’s morning routine
  • How to keep innovation alive in your business
  • Tips on how to start your venture in a saturated market
  • How to determine which pain points to monetize
  • Painkillers vs vitamins
  • Time-saving strategies for entrepreneurs – say YES to the right things
  • The importance of connecting with the right people, like-minded people
  • Mapping out your perfect day

 

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I would love to hear what your perfect day looks like, so if you have 5-10 minutes go ahead and write down your perfect day and email it to myself and Natalie ;)

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